The Australian National University Social Research Centre (SRC) established the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods in 2014, following the acquisition of SRC by ANU Enterprise Pty Ltd. The Australian Data Archive (ADA) has also joined the new Centre, bringing with it the country’s premier collection of digital research data available to researchers from universities, government and non-government organisations.
Researchers at the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods come from a range of disciplines including economics, econometrics, criminology, political science, psychology, public health, social policy, sociology and statistics.
We have particular expertise in:
• Survey design, administration and analysis
• Quantitative, qualitative and experimental research methodologies
• Policy analysis and evaluation
• Public opinion and behavior measurement
• Data archiving and management
• Professional education in social research methods
The Centre offers survey design, administration, fieldwork services, and data archiving and management services.
The ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods is also responsible for the ANU's Undergraduate Criminology Program, the Master of Social Research, and offers executive training in research methods and policy analysis.
The Centre conducts Australia’s premier social science survey research, including the Australian Election Study, World Values Survey and ANUpolls.
To fulfil its role as a national leader in social research, the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods has four main objectives:
- Build a world-class team of researchers and graduate students in social research methodology, applications and techniques,
- Develop and validate new and cost-effective data collection methods,
- Increase the availability and access to secondary data for research across Australia, and
- Produce a more sophisticated Australian skills base via training and educational activities.